You can find some great bargains on Craigslist as well as your local chapter of freecycle.
But you can also find a lot of junk.
Some of the ads I read just crack me up!
Recent ad on Freecycle:
I never chew gum, these packets have just appeared in my house after guests have been here. I've got one half-pack of Eclipse Breeze (Exotic Mint) and one nearly-full pack of Solstice 5 gum. Please email me to arrange a pick up!
Is someone going to even walk across the street to get these?
Recent ad on Craigslist:
Demolished 50' of sidewalk, so we have a bunch of "Urbanite". All shapes and sizes, colors and textures. Conveniently located next to the street, so easy to load on a trailer.
I'm too lazy to haul off my broken up sidewalk, so if I make it sound
valuable enough, maybe you'll do it for me.
And last but not least,
found on Craigslist:
I have finally decided to go ahead and put my stuffed Opossum (possum) taxidermy up for sale. I have had this for quite a while and while I think it is one of the most awesome things ever, my wife is not the biggest fan. As you can see from the pictures that it is in its scary / attack pose. It is mounted on the branch and the branch has a metal loop to hang it on the wall. It is a bit older and while it is still in really good shape you can tell its age a bit in the ears. I would be willing to see about a deal for a different piece of taxidermy that maybe my wife might not be so freaked out by. Go ahead and email me with what you have and we will see what we can work out.